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Official 2020 NHL Off-Season Thread

Today is the day that some big teams (Penguins, Predators) enter the off-season. Seems like as good a time as any to start an Off-Season thread.

All eyes will be focused on the first 8 eliminated teams from the Playoffs. One of them will win the #1 overall pick in the NHL draft and will almost certainly select Alexis Lafreniere. This year there will be a Phase 2 of the Draft Lottery and some playoff team will go from disappointed to Very Happy.

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NHL Draft lottery Phase 2, explained: Every team's odds to pick Alexis Lafreniere after qualifying elimination


The NHL held Phase 1 of the 2020 NHL Draft on June 26 when the most bizarre scenario imaginable unfolded, upending this year's draft process.

The worst team in the NHL — by far, the lowly Red Wings — would not get to pick No. 1 overall. How about the second-worst team, the Senators, who had not one but two chances to win the Alexis Lafreniere sweepstakes? That would be a no. The Kings, luckier than most, jumped to No 2 overall, but still fell short of the top pick.

Instead, the ping pong ball turned up in favor of a yet-to-be-determined team playing in the qualifying round — not even one of the bottom-seven squads from the 2019-20 NHL shortened regular season — that will get the chance to draft Lafreniere, a Canadian wunderkind considered by most to be the NHL's next generational talent.

Yes, 2020 is weird.

Sporting News has everything you need to know to make sense of the 2020 NHL Draft's Phase 2 lottery, including updated odds and the current order of picks as teams are eliminated from postseason contention.

When is the NHL Draft Lottery Phase 2 draw?

The qualifying round is scheduled to end on Aug. 9 with the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs beginning Aug. 11. Phase 2 will happen the day after the 16 teams are officially confirmed with eight teams itching to find out if they get the No. 1 overall pick.
  • Date: Monday, Aug. 10
  • Time: 6 p.m. ET | 3 p.m. PT
  • TV channel: NBCSN, NHL Network (U.S.) | Sportsnet, TVA Sports (Canada)

How does Phase 2 work?

Let's be honest for a second: the entire draft lottery this time around is confusing even for the most grizzled draft guru. With that, we'll try to explain it as best we can.

First, there was a lottery back in June where the seven teams not participating in the postseason found out where they slotted for the draft. But as we said earlier, none of those teams were selected to pick first overall. That honor went to something called "Team E" — a placeholder for one of the eight teams eliminated from the NHL's qualifying round.

So, that activated Phase 2.

On Monday, the NHL will hold a single draw in which every team has equal 12.5 percent odds to win the No. 1 overall pick and (what is expected to be) Lafreniere. The other seven teams will be assigned positions 9-15, in inverse order of their points percentages at the time the regular season was paused.

NHL Draft lottery odds

The eight teams will not compete in the Stanley Cup playoffs will get an even 12.5 percent chance to get the top pick in the draft that is scheduled for Oct. 10.
TEAM ODDS PTS. PCT.
Winnipeg Jets 12.5 pct. .563
New York Rangers 12.5 .564
Florida Panthers 12.5 .565
Nashville Predators 12.5 .565
TBD 12.5 TBD
TBD 12.5 TBD
TBD 12.5 TBD
TBD 12.5 TBD
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New York Rangers get the overall number 1 pick.
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New York Rangers get the overall number 1 pick.
Thank goodness. I was terrified it would be the Oilers.
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So the Leafs have traded Kasperi Kapanen to Pittsburgh.


To the Penguins:
RW Kasperi Kapanen
D Jesper Lindgren
LW Pontus Aberg

Maples Leafs getting:
2020 Rd 1 pick (15 overall)
LW Evan Rodrigues
C Filip Hallander
D David Warsofsky

Not feeling great about this, unless the 2020 pick is something special. Kapanen had 20 goals, last season, although he was only on track for 15, this season.

A bit of cap space is a good thing, however.
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Kapanen had so much potential and I get a feeling he's going to break out now back on the Penguins again.
He's got a set of wheels on him and can be creative offensively - but the Leafs need more grit and defense (although they traded Kadri - which is who we needed).

The return on Kap isn't much, but at least they get a 1st rounder back ... 15th overall is pretty good too. They needed that since they traded away their 1st for this year just to salary dump Marleau.
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Coyotes forfeit this year's 2nd round pick and next year's 1st round pick due to violating the league's combine testing policy.

https://media.nhl.com/public/news/14263
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Well, this is certainly big goaltender news both for the still-alive Golden Knights as well as any other team looking for a #1 goaltender.

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Okay, my most anticipated announcement of the Off-Season is already here :

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Already bought my new Sweater. Amazing that they were readily available for purchase immediately.
I am getting Pacioretty #67 on it.

In other Golden Knights news, Robin Lehnar has signed a five year deal with the team. Anyone want a three time cup champion All-Star future Hall of Fame goalie?
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Best thing from the Draft tonight :

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The Senators acquired Matt Murray from the Penguins for a second-round pick.
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Free Agent signing day! Some of the bigger signings so far today are Lundqvist to Washington, Holtby to Vancouver, Talbot to Minnesota.
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Paul Stastny traded from Vegas back to Winnipeg. Need to get back under the cap with two high priced goalies.
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The Leafs have picked up Wayne Simmonds. I like this move. They need the toughness, and he's a decent player.
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Matt Murray signed a 4 year $25 million deal with Ottawa. That's a lot but the Senators have tons of cap space.

Shattenkirk signed with the Ducks.
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The Leafs have picked up Wayne Simmonds. I like this move. They need the toughness, and he's a decent player.
If you posted this in 2014 you'd be absolutely correct.

Prepare for disappointment.
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Does this mean what I think it might mean.....?

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If you posted this in 2014 you'd be absolutely correct.

Prepare for disappointment.
I see what you're saying, but I'm hoping that coming 'home' will give him a boost. Plus, it's only a 1 year $1.5M contract.

The bigger deal is the Leafs just signed T.J. Brodie to a 4 year $20M contract. Not sure what that means for pursuing Pietrangelo, due to their cap issues.
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Devils sign Corey Crawford.

My Wayne Simmonds attitude plays here as well: If this were 2014 I'd be excited
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As much as I would have loved for Petro to stay a Blue, I'm good with the Blues' signing of Krug. Sounds like Armstrong made a pretty strong play for Petro but they couldn't come together. Krug is slightly younger, slightly cheaper, and has plenty of talent.

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